Keep Trekking - Hiking in the Winelands

monte rochelle

Just outside Cape Town there are many other hiking venues.


Proteas

Near the Winelands, not far from the city, trails there range conveniently in level of challenge. Less strenuous routes skirt though Afromontane forests as you contour vast hillsides. For longer outings, head up ravines into higher, wilder territory.

Near Franschhoek


Hikers at Mont Rochelle, near Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle offers hikes of various lengths  high above the Franschhoek Valley. 


Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch


Hiking in Jonkershoek with Cape Trekking

In the Jonkershoek Mountains this reserve, near Stellenbosch has a mix of short and long hikes, views of waterfalls, and some good swimming possibilities. 

There is wildlife about. Occasionally you can see baboons. But of the rest, you'd be lucky to catch a glimpse of those animals that just leave visible traces - of leopards, honey badger, klipspringer and mongoose. But keep an eye out for black eagles, fish eagles, spotted eagle owls, sugarbirds, and orange-breasted sunbirds.

Hiking Jonkershoek

Get close up to the floral life that thrives in the gritty stone and soil. See what makes the tiny Cape Floral Kingdom a source of aesthetic and scientific wonder.


Rooibergpypie in bloom